Aethelfirth: A Viking Saga
This campaign is about a Viking leader named Aethelfirth, who sets out with a group of warriors to establish the greatest empire ever, if he can overcome his enemies (which are quite numerous).
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This campaign contains 17 (I know, HOLY CR*P!) well-made
scenarios, with tricky objectives and lots of triggers
on top of that. A good mix of easy, to average, to hard
missions to pass, and also a mix of building and thinking.
This is my first campaign that I have given to any
I did use some cool new units that I downloaded from another
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THAT OUT TO ME!!!
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Aethelfirth: A Viking Saga contains 17 scenarios and is the longest campaign of its time. The Viking Saga is mainly a B&D; few scenarios have RPS or FF elements. The story is fiction and you follow the Viking leader Aethelfirth on his conquest to establish the Viking empire, starting in Scandinavia. Accompany Aethelfirth to England, Ireland, France, Greenland, The New World, Russia and Constantinople.
PLAYABILITY: This campaign will keep you busy for some evenings, it was fun and I finished the 17 scenarios. The playability was average and above, except for scenarios 12 to 15. In 12, the hints tell you to be aware of boat attacks, but the author did his map from scratch, none of the enemies builds boats and the AI considers the map as a land map. In 13, you should attack Paris from both sides with your land forces, but win easy sailing on the Seine. In 14, you need some minutes to destroy a wonder with canon boats and 15 is no fun with only 5 villagers to gather resources. This leaves twelve scenarios with a better playability. 3+
BALANCE: The campaign played on hard, except for scenario 15, where the setting was moderate. As the author states on his description page, it was a mix of easy, moderate and hard scenarios and the overall balance was average. 3
CREATIVITY: No tricks but some good map configurations helped playability and balance. Two scenarios had elevated shores and I especially liked the walk able cliffs in scenario nine for tactical options, as well as the beta units in the last scenario. 3
MAP DESIGN: All maps done from scratch but apart from doing 17 different maps, effort was missing. No terrain mix, not detailed and mostly grass one. 3
STORY/INSTRUCTIONS: You get clear instructions, good hints and small stories with the scenarios but they were not connected, the story did not develop. 4-
OVERALL: Aethelfirth: A Viking Saga is a long campaign with its vicissitudes.
OBSERVATIONS: I rated the scenarios according to the standards of the time and then averaged and rounded the scores.
IN CLOSING: Download if you like the Vikings, long campaigns and original AoK.
[Edited on 03/17/05 @ 06:35 PM]